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Shell and Nissan : Together we’re electric!

The alliance between Shell and Nissan in Formula E is significant in that it brings together two leaders in the development of new mobility solutions. Both partners have a vision to improve the driving experience for EV drivers, helping to make them more attractive to motorists.

As one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, Shell has the unique ability to use its technology and marketing expertise to develop more and cleaner mobility solutions that will serve the growing number of EV customers both on and beyond the forecourt.

Race for the Future

Shell is increasingly charging electric vehicles at forecourts, homes and workplaces, while developing specialised lubricants or e-fluids that will make EVs more efficient.

On the track, the partnership will enable Shell and Nissan to explore opportunities to provide greater performance to the team in their ambition to win championships. As with Shell’s successful partnerships with manufacturers in other motorsport series, the partnership will enable a shared desire to deliver innovations from the racetrack to the road.

Through our Partnership with Nissan e.dams in Formula E, we are excited to be actively working with the team to analyse and showcase the benefits that a specifically designed EV transmission fluid plays within the team’s new Season 7 Formula E powertrain, carefully engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of Formula E competition. In line with Shell’s R&D strategy in motorsport, Shell will take its learnings from the racetrack to help optimise its road-going products.

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Sebastien Buemi tackles the Diriyah circuit

Season seven kicks off under lights in Diriyah

Diriyah in Saudi Arabia kicked off the new Formula E season in electrifying style, hosting the first ever night races across a two day double header.

Racing under lights, the iconic UNESCO world heritage site created an atmospheric spectacle, with 12 teams and 24 drivers tackling the challenging circuit. Nissan e.dams driver Oliver Rowland picked up 14 points across the two races.

Nissan look ahead to the European races

The all-electric racing heads onto Europe for the next three races

After the thrilling season start in Diriyah, the ABB Formula E World Championship returns to Europe. Rome, Valencia and then the iconic street and harbour circuit of Monaco will see the Gen2 racers tackle these circuits.

With eight races already confirmed, discover the season seven calendar and get the latest Formula news and calendar announcements

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The Power Within

Title: The Power Within: Episode 5 – A Cleaner Future

Duration: 1:36 minutes


A short introduction into the partnership between Shell and Nissan in Formula E.

The Power Within: Episode 5 – A Cleaner Future Transcript

[Background music plays]

Uplifting piano sounds play before we hear the roar of the Formula E car.

[Animated sequence]

A garage door opens to reveal Formula E driver Oliver Rowland. Cut to a close up of his feet as he walks into the dark car garage before we see footage of the Formula E car.

Oliver Rowland

My name is Oliver Rowland and I drive for Nissan e.dams in the global all-electric racing series, Formula E., meaning I get to sit behind the wheel of a machine energised by electricity.

[Animated sequence]

More fast-paced cuts of the Formula E car are interspersed with shots of Oliver Rowland as he walks further into the garage.

[Background music plays]

Uplifting music kicks in.

[Animated sequence]

The Formula E car is light up in a dark garage and we set various close ups of it as Oliver Rowland zips up his race suit ready for action.

Oliver Rowland

This electricity gives me 250kW of power – that’s 335 horsepower – and the ability to accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 280km/h. And all that with just an average charging time of 45 minutes.

[Animated sequence]

More shots of the Formula E race car going around a race track.

[Text displays]

335 horsepower, 0-100km/h, 2.8seconds, 280km/h

Oliver Rowland

Coursing through this engine are Shell’s E-fluids designed specifically for the high-charged action of Formula E. But they also help me take my car’s performance to the next level, even at the highest of speeds.

[Animated sequence]

We see shots of wind farms and a Shell Recharge station.

Oliver Rowland

This is a new generation of racing, with technology and innovation at its heart. The world is changing, and Shell has the unique ability to use its technology and expertise to develop more and cleaner energy solutions that will help ensure mobility of tomorrow is a cleaner one.

Shell and Nissan - energised by electricity, from The Power Within.

[Animated sequence]

#ThePowerWithin appears on the screen before fading to the Shell pecten and the Nissan e.dams logo

We’re helping Nissan be energised by electricity - we are #ThePowerWithin

Both Shell and Nissan have a vision to improve the driving experience for all electric vehicle drivers, helping to make them more attractive to motorists. On the track, the partnership enables Shell and Nissan to explore opportunities to provide greater performance to the team, delivering innovations from the racetrack to the road.

Future Thinkers #1 / Berlin ePrix / Shell Motorsport

Title:  SHELL – Future Thinkers – Episode 1 – RACE FOR THE FUTURE

Duration: {3:43} minutes


The Future thinkers, Kami and Edward explore the Berlin Race and find out more about Shell and Nissan’s partnership.

SHELL – Future Thinkers – Episode 1 – RACE FOR THE FUTURE Transcript

[Background music plays]

{Bright -  uplifting music}

We open in the stands of the Berlin Race at Berlin’s Tempelhof airport. Kami and Edward, our future thinkers, appear on screen with their backs to us. They are walking through behind the scenes of the Berlin race.



Episode 1: BERLIN RACE

CUT to Edward and Kami continuing walking behind the scenes;

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Hello and welcome,

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she's Kami


and he's Edward.

Kami and Edward speak to camera with handheld mic


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And we are the Future Thinkers!

{Cutaways of Formula E cars being prepped for race.}

{Kami and Edward exploring the venue and the Nissan E-Village.}


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We have been invited here to the E-Prix

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in Berlin, by Shell

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and their Formula-E partner, Nissan.

And they are right now setting up

and it is so exciting, isn't it?!


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Yeah, it's amazing!

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We are going to have a crash course on all things Formula E

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and find out why Shell are so excited to be a part of it.

{Cutaways of Kami and Edward playing at Nissan E-Village at the Berlin race.}


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And we've already been having a great time in the Formula E village

having lots of fun, learning new things.

{Cut to EXT. Kami on handheld mic in front of Templhof airport.}


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Well I was learning.

{Cut INT Nissan E-village Kami and Edward playing on Nissan tablets}


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Yeah we have been on this simulator.

{Kami and Edward in wind machine}


We've had air blown at our faces!

100 kilometers an hour.

It gave me this nice new hairstyle.


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And the VR thing.

{Cutaway of Edward and Kami on VR experience}


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I could do this all day! This is epic! Woo hoo!


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There is this funky wall, where loads of colours appear.Snazzy!

{Cutaway to start point on race track where Kami and Edward meet Mike Carcamo – shaking hands}


We're on our way right now into the exclusive paddock enclosure to meet a Nissan expert.




Good to see you.

Thanks for coming out today.

We're walking out onto the grid now.

{All three walk down the grid together. Cutaways of feet on pavement and all of the smiling, some shots at 50fps}


Pretty amazing! That's pretty cool, huh?


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The incredible Gen-2 cars are so cool looking,

can you give us some stats? Weight? Power? Acceleration? Speed?


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They're light, they're 900 kilos.

The power's 250 kilowatts

and they can accelerate from 0 to 100 KPH in 2.8 seconds.

{Mt Fuji archive shot intercut with CU of Nissan’s race car and the talent all chatting}


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Pretty cool, wow.


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Some people say it looks like a Batmobile!



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{Cutaways of car mechanics}


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It takes about an hour to charge the batteries and we can do about 100 kilometers at full race pace.

{back to Mike, Kami and Edward walking along the grid)


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Can you tell us about your partnership with Shell?

{Cutaways of car and inside detail)


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We are so excited to have Shell as one of our partners.They're really big into finding new alternative energy sources,so that we can help power our cars in the future and who knows what else they'll power?!

{A reveal of Nissan Garage with Oliver Rowland’s name on front}


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This is the Nissan garage, over here.

Do you guys want to check it out?

{CU of Kami smiling}


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Let's try and find Oliver.

{MID over the shoulder from Oliver walking towards Kami and Edward}


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Oh my Gosh! Hello!


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Hi guys! Hello! How are you?



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I'm good thanks.

{Follow Oliver, Kami and Edward as they walk towards his car}


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Do you want to come and see my car?


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As you can see the wings are pretty futuristic on these Formula E cars.


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How have you been getting on this season?

{CU of Oliver looking to camera}


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So far, so good.

I'm a rookie, so it's my first season,

but I have three poles,

two podiums,

two second places, hopefully we can kick on and try and win some races.

{cutaways of stills of moments when Oli has been in spotlight, end up back to the front of garage with Kami, Edward and Oli front on}


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We've heard about 'Attack Mode' and getting offline into activation zones,

it sounds dangerous, tell us more.


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It's new for this year.There's a zone which we have to drive through and we get more power

and it enables us to attack the other drivers.


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What is 'Fan Boost'?

{Answer is intercut with stock footage of Nissan car on test laps – Provided by Nissan}


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The fans choose their favourite driver and they get an extra boost,

so if they are in a tight battle and the fans want them to pass the person in front, they can vote for them.It's really quite an interesting and different concept.


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Everything that Nissan and Shell are doing, working as a partnership in Formula E is just helping that sustainability for the future and hopefully we'll have a nice clean planet for you guys when you're older.

{CU of race car and WIDE of three of them chatting outside of garage}


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So Oliver, we both like a bit of a victory celebration. What's yours?

But first, here's ours!

By the way, it's a bit stompy!

{Edward shows off his victory celebration to them both}

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Ok and this is mine.


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Not bad, I'll have to go for this.

{Oliver shows off his moves. We then mix with a bit of 50fps footage of car and high fivewss and land back to Kami and Edward and the handheld mic}


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Well that was incredible.


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Yeah, what a day. Even I feel like I learnt something.

{MID Kami and Edward as they chat on the mic. Followed by MIDS of them playing and enjoying the day}


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What did you think about Oliver's victory dance?


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It's good, but not as good as this.


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That's all from us folks.

Hope you've enjoyed our whirlwind tour of the ePrix in Berlin

and learned a bit more about this wonderful sport.


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See you later, we're off to Hamburg next to meet some of the Shell technology team.


{a high five and Edward and Kami walk away from us and back towards Tempelhof E-Village)}


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It's amazing how the world is changing with all of this new snazzy tech!

Just another day in Hollywood!

CTA and pneumonic at the end of the edit

Pectin appears and #RaceForTheFuture

Meet Edward and Kami; our Future Thinkers. In Season five, they headed to the Berlin E-Prix to meet up with the Nissan e.dams team to learn about all things Formula E and how they are working together in partnership the Shell. Check out what they made of the electrifying world of Formula E and hear about how they got to hang out with Nissan driver Oliver Rowland.

Future Thinkers #2| Hamburg Technology Lab | Shell Motorsport

Title:  SHELL – Future Thinkers – Episode 2 – RACE FOR THE FUTURE

Duration: {00:03:00 minutes}


The Future thinkers, Kami and Edward explore the Hamburg Technology Centre to find out more about e-mobility.

SHELL – Future Thinkers – Episode 2 – RACE FOR THE FUTURE Transcript

[Background music plays]

Open on two technicians standing outside the Shell Centre in Hamburg.

We see a car pull up, and foot step out.

VOICEOVER:  Shell have invited two future thinkers to their Hamburg technology lab to learn more about the electricity solutions that will soon be available to motorists everywhere.

We see the future thinkers are children.

Close ups of Kami and Edward and the technicians sizing each other up.

EDWARD takes a pen out of his lab coat pocket

EDWARD: I’m looking forward to this

He clicks his pen.

They great each other

KAMI: Hello, yes, hello


KAMI: Right then, this way I presume?


KAMI: Pop it on charge, would you?

KAMI indicates to CHRISTOPHER she means the car they have just arrived in.  He looks perplexed as they walk off towards the lab.

KAMI AND EDWARD enter the lab.

KAMI: Hmm, interesting décor.

EDWARD: Yeah, pretty minimal.

The technicians join them.  Kami swings round towards them

KAMI: So where to first, Mr?

KARSTEN: Wilbrand, Karsten Wilbrand.

TEXT appears on screen:


Innovation Manager Alternative Fuels at Shell

KARSTEN: This way please

And he indicates the direction they should go

The group walk through the hall of the lab

KARSTEN: Here at Shell Technology Centre, we’re working on the e-mobility solutions of the future

KAMI: How, exactly, is this going to benefit our planet and create a healthier future for us?

Close ups of KAMI, KARSTEN and the car interior.

KARSTEN: Full-battery electric vehicles have zero exhaust emissions, so they reduce air pollution, meaning a cleaner and greener planet for all of us.  Especially when the electricity comes from renewables.

As KARSTEN explains this to KAMI, we see EDWARD get distracted and wander off.

KARSTEN plugs in the electric charger into the car.

KARSTEN: Hey, Where’s your colleague?

Cut to see EDWARD through the next window with the slot cars.

EDWARD: And he’s off ….

KARSTEN: Ah, you’ve found the slot car.  That’s also electric but just for a bit of fun.

Close up of the slot cars, plus see EDWARD enjoying playing with them as the others join him.

EDWARD: This is awesome! I think we’re going to have to thoroughly test this element.

KAMI sighs.



CHRISTOPHER takes us into the next lab:

TEXT appears on screen:

Christopher Dobrowolski

E-Fluids Coordinator of Shell Global Solutions

CHRISTOPHER: So, this is the lab where we blend e-fluids and e-greases.  Goggles on, please.

KAMI: Safety, first

As KAMI & EDWARD put on their glasses.

Close up of full test tubes with different coloured liquids.

CHRISTOPHER: Electric vehicles need fluids to protect the electric motor, transmission, and to cool down the battery to allow efficient driving and fast charging. So, we are investing time and energy into developing these e-fluids to help with the sustainable energy transition and reduction of vehicles’ emissions.

As he explains, we see them walking through the lab, and see another female technician at work.

EDWARD: I get it. These snazzy, new electric cars need snazzy new fluids to keep them on the road.  And you’re the experts making sure they’re available.

The four of them interacting

CHRISTOPHER: Exactly, you want to give planning a go?

KAMI & EDWARD turn towards each other then back at CHRISTOPHER nodding in unison.

(Upbeat background music begins)

Mid shot of KAMI & EDWARD filling test tubes with different coloured liquids in the foreground.

Close up of KAMI pouring liquid

KAMI stirring liquid in a beaker EDWARD is in the background

Close up of liquid mixing in beaker

Close up of EDWARD as he raises test tube and EDWARD looks from the beaker to directly at camera.

(Music ends)

(Sound of liquid being poured into the beaker)

(Upbeat background music starts again)

The music starts back again to continue the scientific montage,

Close up of KAMI looking closely at experiment

Shot of EDWARD pouring green liquid into a beaker

Shot of EDWARD pouring purple liquid into a beaker, the beaker begins to bubble and foam.

Close up of beaker bubbling and spilling over.

EDWARD picks up the beaker carefully transferring it to another table as its overflows

KAMI & CHRISTIPHER are in shot, she picks up a beaker and passes it over to CHRISTOPHER

KAMI: I think you’ll find this of interest.

CHRISTOPHER examines the beaker

CHRISTOPHER: It’ll first need to pass Shell’s high-quality centre test which we apply on all of our products.

KAMI, EDWARD AND CHRISTOPHER all looking at the beaker in CHRISTOPHERS hands

KAMI: mmm

Close up of EDWARD

EDWARD: Should we move on?

Close up of over filling beaker spilling over bubbles onto the table

Close up of CCTV Footage of a car covered in frost

(Background music begins)

(Sound of wind/frost can be heard)

KARSTEN is talking while walking to EDWARD towards another lab

KARSTEN: Batteries, like humans, best operate at temperatures between 10 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Close up of car surfaces covered in frost

Close up of Nissan logo on car covered in frost

KARSTEN: However, we want to offer our customers the best charging solutions at any climates

KAMI, EDWARD and KARSTEN are by the CCTV Screens interacting.

Close up of car surfaces covered in frost

KAMI: So, you can really test how efficient batteries can be charged. Ranging from the desert to the Arctic?

KAMI looks at KARSTEN in awe.

KARSTEN: Sure! We’re about to run a cold test, you want to try it?

Close up of frost on car.

A frosty room, scientist are in the background behind a glass screen. Kami walks in from the left wearing a big winter coat, hands in pocket, shaking.

EDWARD walks into the frame also in a big winter coat shaking.

CCTV Footage shows both in the cold room looking at the frost covered car.

Behind a screen KARSTEN shouts to the kids

KARSTEN: This can go to minus forty!

KAMI & EDWARD are both still in the cold room hands wrapped around arms.

EDWARD: Yup this is properly cold!

Close up of Edward’s face pink from the cold.

Close up of car surfaces covered in frost, KAMI & EDWARD have spelt their names out in the frost.

(Background music plays)

Close up of Shell branding on an electric charging pump.

Close up of TEXT: Shell Recharge

CHRISTOPHER: Future thinkers, looks like your ride is ready.

KAMI & EDWARD are outside by a car with CHRISTOPHER as he picks up a pump to show the kids

CHRISTOPHER: It’s been fully charged with a renewable source of energy

Close up of solar grid, wide of solar panel and back to a close up of EDWARD & KAMI

VO CHRISTOPHER: This solar charging solution is a great example of how we are working to meet the charging needs of electric drives in the future

KAMI: That’s great to hear! The easier you make it to charge EVSm the more we see on the road and the cleaner our air will be.

Close up of CHRISTOPHER listening to KAMI intently

Close up of diagram of how to charge an electric car.

KAMI turns to EDWARD

KAMI: Edward, shall we confer for a moment?

Over EDWARD’S shoulder he is ticking off his clipboard as KARSTEN and CHRISTOPHER in focus wait the verdict.

Close up of checklist and YOUR FUTURE checkbox being ticked off by EDWARD.


KAMI: Fellow professionals, we’re impressed


EDWARD: Keep up the good work.

KAMI & EDWARD proceed to the side of the car, waving goodbye.

The car takes off as CHRISTOPHER & KARSTEN wave goodbye

They turn towards each other shaking hands and acknowledging the good work done, walking off back to the lab.



After getting a taste for Formula E in Berlin, our Future Thinkers Edward & Kami return, this time to the Shell Technology Lab in Hamburg. They came to learn all about Shell's commitment to developing e-mobility solutions for electric vehicle drivers all over the world.